Message from Leah - VA in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical
Ugh. Sorry brother
Here's my "how to" guide of how to manage a patient who has been pepper sprayed, tear gassed, or sprayed with household cleaning products.
Feel free to post in <#339425301434204170>, if you have the permission to do so.
May someone repost that in PDF format
Google docs tracks you
I'm a pleb. I can't pin anything.
Glad I got lasik don't have to wear contacts anymore
Apparently, at Cville someone told another attendee that contact lenses protect your eyes from pepper spray and what not. I have no clue who told that person that info, but it's a retarded and dangerous statement to make. I highly recommend just wearing glasses to activism events.
Yeah, sometimes bringing people back from an arrest isn't really doing them any favors..... But, we do it..... uggghhhh
Jack you want a gas mask with a nato filter will be easier to find replacements plus its a far better mask
@here Hey guys I have a question and I was wondering if you guys could help. My dad isn't well and I'm not sure how serious it is or if he should see a doctor. He had been working all morning and was finishing up when he was suddenly struck with extremely intense dizziness. He couldn't even stand up. He had been absolutely fine before then. Thinking it might be really low blood sugar (it was 2 pm and he hadn't eaten since the day before) my mom made him drink some juice. After about 20 minutes he made it inside but only with my moms help. He said he was really tired and laid down and then immediately started violently throwing up. He said he was cold and then fell into a really deep sleep and has been sleeping for awhile now. He's a big tough guy so this is very strange for him. Obviously google is no help and I'm really worried. Any ideas what it could be or what steps we can take? Any signs of it being serious? Sorry for the length, just trying to be as detailed as I can...
Could it be heat related? It looks like some of the symptoms are related to heat exhaustion/stroke. I'm not an expert but in my opinion it wouldn't hurt to contact a doctor and see what they think.
I thought that, but it was really abnormally cool outside. He works outside all the time in heat with no effect like this. You're probably right, it's just hard getting him to go to the doctor.
Interesting. Well I hope you can get him checked out and everything is alright!
Thanks, @Ike#5340 🙂
Bring him to the drs
Sounds like a case of vertigo
Could be from a number of causes but best not to take any chances with an older person
That's very concerning for cardiac
Rule of thumb is any condition that dose not improve with time should be taken seriously
@Leah - VA when you can, please confirm you got that. Feel free to dm any further questions if you want.
Thank you both so much. You've really helped so much and I've passed it all on to my parents.
Any time, that shits scary
About a week ago I turned my ankle on a rock while hiking. The outer park of my foot banged into another rock. For the last week it has hurt to walk. The weird thing is there are no bruises or swelling. The pain is mostly local but occassionally I will have some shooting pain in my foot. Do anyone have any idea what's wrong?
Should have iced and heated it as soon as this happened
Might want to try an ace bandage
You hyper extend the ligaments and tendons in your ankle. It'll take about a month or two to stop hurting. Your ankle will always be easier to roll from now on though. If it's not swelling, no need to really elevate or ice. Just stay off of it as much as possible and let it heal.